Born on Jan. 15, 1956 in Elin Pelin, Sofia district. Married, has one child.

Graduated from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia. Ph.D. in Economy. Post-graduate studies, research associate and senior research associate 1st rank at the Institute for Economy and Organization of Agriculture.

Member of BSP. Chair of the Federation of the Socialist Scientists in the Agriculture. Advisor in the Council of Ministers. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries Feb. 1996-Feb. 1997.